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Last updated 15/05/2024 at 17:48 pm

Runner Index

Race Number:
Race 1
Race Time:


$10,000, 4YO & OLDER R35 TO R50 AMATEUR DRIVERS, 1980m

For R35 to R50 4yo-&-older pacers. This race is for Amateur Drivers only and has a Preferential Barrier Draw Based on: Rating then Winning Stakes using the track grid.

1Follow Me Fantasy069907Follow Me Fantasy1FtJo-ann Buckland-StevensShort bid when clear at Ashburton. Only her 2nd start in amateurs. Smokey.
2Opo493363Opo2FtMike MaynardFirst look at the amateurs after looking capable in autumn. Keep onside.
3Vrilo415457Vrilo3FtCheree WiggWhacked away when clear since her win last month. Include in combos.
4Doctor Tim057670Doctor Tim4FtMichael HouseGrizzled veteran who gets a reprieve in draws today. Don't underestimate.
5What A Minx373375What A Minx5FtBrad PeisleyLast seen in a good mares' grade. Big drop in class today. Hard to beat.
6Off The Edge099347Off The Edge6FtAlan EdgeHonest attempts recently & will find this grade to his liking. Place claims.
7Betting GiftBetting Gift7FtColleen NegusQualified last June. Eased out at last week's trials. Prefer others.
Best Bets: What A Minx (5),   Opo (2),   Doctor Tim (4),   Off The Edge (6)
Best Mile Rates: Off The Edge (1-56.2),   Doctor Tim (1-57.5),   What A Minx (1-57.6)     [races less or equal 2000m]
Race Number:
Race 2
Race Time:


$10,000, 4YO & OLDER R35 TO R40, 2000m

For R35 to R40 4yo-&-older pacers.

1Apatchofgold136566Apatchofgold1FtJim CurtinRace pattern didn't pan out last week. Has sprint with right run. Each way.
2Eyes To Heaven755015Eyes To Heaven2FtJohn DunnHonest attempt last week after her 01 May maiden win. Combos claims.
3Millwood Goddess912206Millwood Goddess3FtSeth Hill(J)Unwound nicely for 6th last week & slides down in grade. Danger with manners.
4Louie Vista655026Louie Vista4FtSamantha OttleyEntitled to fade last week due to flat tyre. 2nd here 01 May your guide. Threat.
5Interpol310044Interpol5FtSarah O'ReillyRecovered well last week after being slow away. Can fill a Top3/4 spot.
6Michael Eyre702463Michael Eyre6FtCarter Dalgety(J)Sprightly efforts through latter part of autumn. Stand start suits. Combos.
7Scarlett's Legacy370345Scarlett's Legacy7Ft  
Best Bets: Millwood Goddess (3),   Louie Vista (4),   Apatchofgold (1)
Best Mile Rates: Eyes To Heaven (2-05.9),   Michael Eyre (2-11.2),   Interpol (2-13.5)     [races less or equal 2000m]
Gear Changes: Eyes To Heaven (2): BL-Off, SL-On    Legend
Horse Movements: Apatchofgold to Jim Curtin at Templeton
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Race 3
Race Time:


$11,500, NON-WINNERS 3YO & OLDER, 2000m

For 3yo-&-older trotters.

1Ellamon5476X0Ellamon1FtRobbie HolmesWell beaten when resuming at Rangiora. Sure to need this outing too.
2Trueblue Waihemo09X79XTrueblue Waihemo2FtGerard O'ReillyHasn't threatened the placings yet & well back 07 May trials. Happy to watch.
3Hoofn It780498Hoofn It3FtSteve TrotterFailing to find another gear at the business end recently. Seeking shortcuts.
4Bonjour Paris05XBonjour Paris4FtCarter Dalgety(J)Comfortably held in the spring. Trials form suggests more on offer. Consider.
5Penelope Hall68X253Penelope Hall5FtJohn VersteegOne of the more reliable maidens. Generally a good beginner. Combos must.
6Solemn Son607808Solemn Son6FtKyle CameronRound safely last time, but has a few tricks to him. Hard to recommend for now.
7Loveyou To Da Skye0Loveyou To Da Skye7FtGavin SmithSteep learning curve on debut at Rangiora. Trials form had merit. Has claims.
8PandemicPandemic8FtBob ButtQualified behind Moses last year. Broke late 07 May trials, but keep onside.
9Kamilla37PKamillaU1FtSeth Hill(J)Had excuses here last week. No luck on debut. Due a change in fortunes.
10Imperial Command667845Imperial CommandU2Ft  
11Star Invasion06900Star InvasionU3FtAmber LethabyDidn't get too close last week & autumn form has been flat. Not fancied.
12Very MajesticVery MajesticU4FtJohn DunnWon both her trials & lands into an ideal race for her debut. Right in this.
Best Bets: Very Majestic (12),   Bonjour Paris (4),   Kamilla (9),   Pandemic (8)
Star Trialist: Very Majestic - 1st of 2, NZ Metro, 01/05/24, 2000m Mobile, WnrsTime: 2-38.9, Margins: 1/2len.
Gear Changes: Bonjour Paris (4): BL-Off, Ellamon (1): ACD-Off, Hoofn It (3): NW-Off    Legend
Race Number:
Race 4
Race Time:


$11,500, NON-WINNERS 3YO & OLDER MR40 TO MR46, 1980m

For MR40 to MR46 3yo-&-older pacers.

Participants for Race 4: FAHEY FENCE HIRE MOBILE PACE
1Spectator324407Spectator1FtWilson House(J)Had her chance here 03 May. Form from March is slipping away. First4s.
2Lady Vincent090X03Lady Vincent2FtRicky MayWon't lose any fans after brave 3rd last time. Draw gives her options. Win hope.
3Viscount Banner490697Viscount Banner3FtJohn DunnPlain efforts recently even when draw has gone his way. Looking to others.
4Ambleside Drive7X6523Ambleside Drive4FtTim WilliamsBack in the fight for that elusive maiden win recently. Drawn to offer cheek.
5Sofia Rose0995X2Sofia Rose5FtSamantha OttleyBested by a promising type last week. Draws in two spots closer. Key threat.
6Lily's A Star770346Lily's A Star6FtSarah O'ReillyRunning on well in her last three starts. May settle midfield again. Has claims.
7The Welsh Dragon579X00The Welsh Dragon7FtGavin SmithImproved marginally between his two May starts. Seeking more improvement.
8Flying For Me047074Flying For Me8FtJonny CoxBrave despite covering ground last week. Moves off the unruly. Gold coin hope.
9Pacific Thunder527705Pacific Thunder9FtSam Thornley(J)Space came late last week. Gate speed on offer if needed. First4s spice.
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10Waterholes Road0X067Waterholes Road10FtSheree TomlinsonNot a mile away at Ashburton. Will be getting fitter with racing. Combos.
11Waikari Barb400080Waikari BarbU1FtCraig ThornleyProving a nervy watch behind the mobile arm. Can't tip with confidence.
Best Bets: Sofia Rose (5),   Lady Vincent (2),   Ambleside Drive (4),   Lily's A Star (6)
Gear Changes: Lady Vincent (2): BL-On, Spectator (1): BL-On, Waikari Barb (11): RD-On    Legend
Race Number:
Race 5
Race Time:


$10,000, 4YO & OLDER R35 TO R40, 2600m

For R35 to R40 4yo-&-older trotters.

Participants for Race 5: LAMB & HAYWARD TROT
1Ginas Majesty007857Ginas Majesty1FtIan CameronTough trip in transit last week. Can run on when he's in the mood. First4s.
2George Eliot564954George Eliot2FtJohn MorrisonMore good than bad recently. Tidy 5th from a stand here 03 May. Multiples.
3Silverlinings377407Silverlinings3FtSam Thornley(J)Took herself out of play at Rangiora. Gait not perfect recently. One more chance
4Blink N Bones79X69XBlink N Bones4FtBarry FordResumes after brief spring campaign. Fair 4th 07 May trials. Will need this.
5Natives Inferno708600Natives Inferno5FtJim CurtinNo doubting his ability, but manners aren't playing ball. Upset with his best.
6Murano100908Murano6FtTim WilliamsReal mixed bag since her late 2023 win. Stand start suits. Place prospect.
7Starlight Gazer00X998Starlight Gazer7FtKyle CameronBeaten by double-figure margins in last two. Yet to fire in 7 starts here too.
8Beyond The Horizon530673Beyond The Horizon8FtJustin SmithEarnest 3rd here in same grade 01 May. No stars here either. Not the worst.
9Rush000019Rush9FtGavin SmithReverted to type here 10 May but hard to ignore runaway 01 May win. Each way.
10Speeding Spirit005504Speeding Spirit10FtRobbie CloseUnplaced in two runs here but hasn't been far away recently. Upset claims.
11Cappaha384454Cappaha11FtRobbie HolmesHandy enough in stronger fields than this. Just needs right run to feature.
12Dem Bones Dem Bones754663Dem Bones Dem Bones12FtJohn DunnHandy 3rd in first start for new trainer 08 May. Should play a part again.
13DidjabringthebubblesP77906Didjabringthebubbles13FtKimberly ButtGot round in one piece here 01 May. Can't afford to get back though. First4s.
14Robo Trouble939656Robo Trouble14FtRicky MayLong time in this grade, and midfield finishes seem to be his lot. Rough odds.
15One El026802One El15FtColin DeFilippiUsed good draw for 2nd here last week. Work to do from this barrier. Combos.
Best Bets: Cappaha (11),   Dem Bones Dem Bones (12),   Rush (9),   Murano (6)
Best Mile Rates: Blink N Bones (2-04.6),   Beyond The Horizon (2-05.7),   Ginas Majesty (2-05.9)     [races between 2401m and 2799m]
Gear Changes: Blink N Bones (4): BL-On, Dem Bones Dem Bones (12): SL-On, Silverlinings (3): BL-Off    Legend
Horse Movements: One El to Colin & Julie DeFilippi at Broadfield
Race Number:
Race 6
Race Time:


$11,500, NON-WINNERS 4YO & OLDER, 2000m

For 4yo-&-older pacers.

Participants for Race 6: GOLD BAND TAXIS PACE
1Beauview Topaz2079X0Beauview Topaz1FtBrent BorcoskieDidn't do much when resuming 01 May. Inside draw may be awkward. Odds.
2Biggles522252Biggles2FtRicky MayBombed on the line at Ashburton. Maiden win surely isn't far off. Stick with.
3Midsummer DreamingX00700Midsummer Dreaming3FtSam Thornley(J)Struggling badly in last two outings. Needs a big swing in form to feature.
4Westburn Abby6880Westburn Abby4FtGerard O'ReillyDid it tough at Ashburton but was well beaten. Seeking more improvement.
5Tasi Ahnau398923Tasi Ahnau5FtJohn MorrisonFormline more convincing than several here. Should land handy. Each way.
6Belmont Inferno8XBelmont Inferno6FtJonny CoxTucked up nicely when 6th 30 Apr trials. May slide under the radar in this.
7Judys WatchingJudys Watching7FtJim CurtinQualified in August 2022. Fought then faded 07 May trials. Place on debut.
8Bromac Times073270Bromac Times8FtTim WilliamsWiped out early on at Ashburton. Gritty efforts prior. Combos contender.
9Heaven004475Heaven9FtKyle CameronNot a mile away recently but still seeking a placing after 27 starts. First4s.
10Bets On73X040Bets On10FtSheree TomlinsonDid it very tough here 08 May. Stoic 4th a week earlier. Can fill Top3/4 spot.
11Major Henry495X06Major Henry11FtSamantha OttleyNot far off at Ashburton & was clear late. Tricky draw here though. Blowout.
12Elegant Achiever820907Elegant Achiever12FtJohn DunnSwitches back to stand after three mobile starts. Looking for shortcuts.
13Belmont Valor0XBelmont ValorU1FtCraig ThornleyNot asked for too much when 4th 30 Apr trials. Cheeky prospect for stable.
Best Bets: Biggles (2),   Tasi Ahnau (5),   Belmont Inferno (6),   Judys Watching (7)
Gear Changes: Belmont Inferno (6): RD-Off, FD-On, Belmont Valor (13): RD-Off, FD-On, Biggles (2): SL-On, Midsummer Dreaming (3): BL-Off, Westburn Abby (4): SL-On    Legend
Horse Movements: Elegant Achiever to Jason & Ian Thomas at Charing Cross
Race Number:
Race 7
Race Time:


$10,000, 4YO & OLDER MARES R35 TO R40, 1980m

For R35 to R40 4yo-&-older pacing mares. Preferential Barrier Draw Based on: Rating then Winning Stakes using the track grid.

1Not Really Blonde907009Not Really Blonde1FtRoss CameronNot showing the dash she's displayed in the past. Another kind draw. First4s.
2Fernz Goldy510552Fernz Goldy2FtDevon Dolan(J)Just missed here last week. Real draw upgrade tonight. Genuine contender.
3Millies Sensation56X086Millies Sensation3FtRobbie HolmesCreeping closer after a few starts back. Seeking more at business end though.
4Kawatiri Creek707596Kawatiri Creek4FtJohn DunnWeakened after soft trip here 18 Apr. Freshened & down in grade. Place.
5Jazzy Styx426069Jazzy Styx5FtWilson House(J)Did it tough outside the leader at Rangiora. More capable than some here. EW.
6Joan's Rising StarX55342Joan's Rising Star6FtSeth Hill(J)Smart 2nd when promoted at Rangiora. Hard to knock her formline. Can win.
7Prides Contessa607789Prides ContessaU1FtKimberly ButtCovered plenty of ground on Sunday. Small field helps with unruly spot. First4s.
Best Bets: Joan's Rising Star (6),   Fernz Goldy (2),   Jazzy Styx (5),   Kawatiri Creek (4)
Best Mile Rates: Kawatiri Creek (1-58.6),   Joan's Rising Star (1-58.6),   Fernz Goldy (1-59.0)     [races less or equal 2000m]
Gear Changes: Kawatiri Creek (4): BL-On    Legend
Runner Index
Ambleside Drive -  Race 4
Apatchofgold -  Race 2
Beauview Topaz -  Race 6
Belmont Inferno -  Race 6
Belmont Valor -  Race 6
Bets On -  Race 6
Betting Gift -  Race 1
Beyond The Horizon -  Race 5
Biggles -  Race 6
Blink N Bones -  Race 5
Bonjour Paris -  Race 3
Bromac Times -  Race 6
Cappaha -  Race 5
Dem Bones Dem Bones -  Race 5
Didjabringthebubbles -  Race 5
Doctor Tim -  Race 1
Elegant Achiever -  Race 6
Ellamon -  Race 3
Eyes To Heaven -  Race 2
Fernz Goldy -  Race 7
Flying For Me -  Race 4
Follow Me Fantasy -  Race 1
George Eliot -  Race 5
Ginas Majesty -  Race 5
Heaven -  Race 6
Hoofn It -  Race 3
Imperial Command -  Race 3
Interpol -  Race 2
Jazzy Styx -  Race 7
Joan's Rising Star -  Race 7
Judys Watching -  Race 6
Kamilla -  Race 3
Kawatiri Creek -  Race 7
Lady Vincent -  Race 4
Lily's A Star -  Race 4
Louie Vista -  Race 2
Loveyou To Da Skye -  Race 3
Major Henry -  Race 6
Michael Eyre -  Race 2
Midsummer Dreaming -  Race 6
Millies Sensation -  Race 7
Millwood Goddess -  Race 2
Murano -  Race 5
Natives Inferno -  Race 5
Not Really Blonde -  Race 7
Off The Edge -  Race 1
One El -  Race 5
Opo -  Race 1
Pacific Thunder -  Race 4
Pandemic -  Race 3
Penelope Hall -  Race 3
Prides Contessa -  Race 7
Robo Trouble -  Race 5
Rush -  Race 5
Scarlett's Legacy -  Race 2
Silverlinings -  Race 5
Sofia Rose -  Race 4
Solemn Son -  Race 3
Spectator -  Race 4
Speeding Spirit -  Race 5
Star Invasion -  Race 3
Starlight Gazer -  Race 5
Tasi Ahnau -  Race 6
The Welsh Dragon -  Race 4
Trueblue Waihemo -  Race 3
Very Majestic -  Race 3
Viscount Banner -  Race 4
Vrilo -  Race 1
Waikari Barb -  Race 4
Waterholes Road -  Race 4
Westburn Abby -  Race 6
What A Minx -  Race 1